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Internal Auditor

Lenexa, KS 66219
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WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We've been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It's a responsibility we deliver on.

Our passion is water because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


We are looking for a talented Internal Auditor to perform operational, financial, compliance, and information technology related audits or reviews, identifying opportunities to strengthen internal controls and improve operating efficiencies. There is a high level of interaction with management to devise and implement value-added solutions throughout the organization. This position is open to candidates of varying experience from staff level to senior level. This role is eligible for a hybrid work schedule upon completion of a 90-day onboarding plan and there will be no out-of-town travel required.

The functions of this role would be assigned by experience level.

Customer Service Commitment

WaterOne employees shall continuously strive to meet or exceed the expectations of both their internal and external customers. Questions and concerns shall be acknowledged on the same day whenever possible, but no later than the next business day. Issues shall be resolved as promptly as possible, with the goal of maximizing customer satisfaction.

Flexible Schedules

WaterOne provides its employees with many options of Flexible Work Schedules with an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance. This can be seen in many different forms, from varying schedules, to work-from-home options, and other accommodations that employees may utilize.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Execute internal risk-based operational, financial and compliance audits and consulting reviews, including performing all phases of the audit planning, fieldwork, reporting results and performing subsequent follow-up procedures.
  • Evaluate risks to the efficiency and effectiveness of controls, promoting effective controls to mitigate risk at a reasonable cost.
  • Evaluate WaterOne compliance with established policies, procedures, bond resolutions, Rules and Regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Analyze proposed systems to evaluate controls and the consistency of data between systems.
  • Assist with coordination of the annual external financial statement audit with the external audit firm. Assist with preparation of audit workpapers required for the annual audit.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Duties specific to the Staff Auditor role include:

  • Perform peer review of other auditors' workpapers as necessary.
  • Function as a backup for all daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that are the responsibility of the Internal Audit Department. For a limited number of tasks this position functions as the responsible staff member.

Duties specific to the Senior Auditor role include:

  • Perform first review of staffs' audit work papers and report drafts.
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced staff members.
  • Facilitate the triennial entity-wide Risk Assessment.
  • Cross-train on responsibilities of other staff and provide back-up support when needed.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or related field acceptable to management. (Note - A Master's level degree in a related field acceptable to management may also be considered, in lieu of one of those undergrad majors.)
  • Three+ years of experience related to Auditing, Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles and practices related to auditing and accounting; internal controls; business risk; information technology; and theories of management that promote effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Requires project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Requires advanced knowledge and practical experience in Excel and Microsoft O365 products.
  • Requires the skills to build effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Requires the ability to negotiate, with tact and diplomacy, to find common ground and solutions for the betterment of the organization.
  • Requires excellent writing skills that result in clear and concise communication. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely in a one-to-one or group setting. Must be a good listener.
  • Must be able to work independently to complete assignments based on general instructions.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, and a strong aptitude for detail.
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Must display initiative, creativity and good judgment throughout assignments.
  • Must be adaptable to perform a wide variety of assignments.
  • Must demonstrate continued professional development by involvement in professional organizations and training to remain current in the appropriate discipline.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • The designation of CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or CGAP.
  • Experience with IT auditing of security and general controls.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning software such as SAP.

Core Competencies

These key core competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee at WaterOne:

  • Communicates Effectively Demonstrates ability to listen and express oneself effectively and shares information as appropriate for the position needed to perform the job effectively.
  • Conscientiousness Expresses the motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way that adheres to the standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Customer Focus Demonstrates a concern for satisfying both internal and external customers and builds collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Savvy Demonstrates the ability to effectively coordinate with others to achieve goals and solve problems by maintaining flexibility and open mindedness.
  • Problem Solving/Drive for Results Demonstrates the ability to find solutions to complex problems and consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

Position Competencies

In addition to the core competencies, these key competencies are expected to be demonstrated by each employee in this position:

  • Adaptability and Flexibility Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  • Analysis/Reasoning Examines data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
  • Dependability Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.
  • Instills Trust Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Planning and Organizing Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals in daily tasks.
  • Safety and Security Focus Adheres to all workplace safety and security policies, standards, and practices.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 20 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually


WaterOne provides a total compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive base pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and LTD insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Voluntary deferred compensation savings account
  • Mandatory cash balance plan
  • Comprehensive wellness program
  • Educational assistance program
  • A variety of other benefit programs and activities

Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Posted: 2021-11-17 Expires: 2021-12-19

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